First Listen: Joe deftly gives a country music flair to "Hollow"

Talented singer and songwriter Joe Thomas, aka Joe, has been pleasing soul music audiences for two decades, and continues to provide one great album after another. But on his most recent album, #MyNameIsJoeThomas, he did something that we've seen a lot of during the past few years: He sang a country song.

Of course, the idea of adult soul artist touching on country influences is nothing new. Lionel Richie created one of the top albums of the year a few seasons ago with Tuskegee, but more recently we've heard strong country covers from the likes of Howard Hewett and Fantasia, among others.

Talented singer and songwriter Joe Thomas, aka Joe, has been pleasing soul music audiences for two decades, and continues to provide one great album after another. But on his most recent album, #MyNameIsJoeThomas, he did something that we've seen a lot of during the past few years: He sang a country song.

Of course, the idea of adult soul artist touching on country influences is nothing new. Lionel Richie created one of the top albums of the year a few seasons ago with Tuskegee, but more recently we've heard strong country covers from the likes of Howard Hewett and Fantasia, among others.

Now Joe joins the fray with "Hollow," an extremely enjoyable cut that is driven by an electric guitar and his familiar tenor voice. It tells the familiar story of a man whose loss of his woman is really hitting home, leaving him with the empty feeling of regret. Joe does a great job and delivers a cut that should please both soul music fans and some new country fans. Check it out below.

By Chris Rizik

Joe - "Hollow"

 
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